December 1, 2015
I was in dire need of a trim and could not wait until Christmas. The shears were calling me… But, I never trim my hair curly, always straight. It allows me to see the raggedy ends clearer. And the weather was close to perfect for it. I am now 3 years 4 months natural, and I’m still loving every moment. Straightening my hair this time was a little emotional for me because I haven’t seen my hair this long and this...
November 16, 2015
I haven’t done this hairstyle since I was in middle school, but I think I’ve fallen back in love with it! On my never-ending quest for new hairstyles to try, I decided to go waaaaaay back. I was initially inspired by a photo I came across on Instagram (which I cannot find now, when I need it…). It was a picture of an afro with a side part, and, on the smaller side of the part, it was decorated with...
October 26, 2015
Lately, I have been itching to install braids again, but I wanted to do it differently. I had done colored braids before, but I had never done a braid “cut”. It didn’t take a lot of scrolling through the #boxbraids tag on Instagram until I decided that I wanted to do a bob. Unfortunately, my hair is WAY too long for a neck length bob (I’m at APL – arm pit length). I toyed with the thought of doing a...
October 2, 2015
Hi Everyone! I finally made my debut on YouTube! It has been a long time coming. I finally decided to get past my camera shyness. Before you watch it, I must ask this of you… don’t judge my music, please! I know it’s bad; I need more producers friends. I’ll do better next time! I was just so ready to get this out to you guys! I’m always being asked about my twist outs and how I do them. Well,...
September 28, 2015
One wash day, almost a month ago now, I looked into the mirror and I didn't recognize myself. My hair was different. I didn't know why, but I did know nothing was wrong with it. I was taking my hair vitamins and giving it the ultimate TLC, so I was sure I wasn't doing anything to cause drastic damage to my hair. It was actually the opposite. I was having a hair epiphany. My hair had entered a new phase of natural hair. It’s almost like my hair had evolved.
August 30, 2015
n the past couple of months, my hair has really seen some MAJOR growth! Lately, it has been taking forever to dry my hair, and I just couldn't figure out why. My regimen hadn't really changed much, so I knew that wasn't the cause. It’s still hot out here in Louisiana, so it has nothing to do with the weather. Then, I finally realized that because my hair had grown so much, and become so thick, it required extra drying time (almost twice as much as it used to!). Today, my hair is a comfortable APL (arm pit length; I say comfortable because I dont have to pull it till my head hurts or the hair is completely taught to reach it. I just gently pull and it stretches there with little effort). It feels like just yesterday I was an inch or two away from reaching this goal. I took some time to reflect on the things that I was doing differently to possibly cause this and I came up with this hopefully helpful list.
August 22, 2015
Calling all kitchen beauticians!! Instead of throwing away those empty conditioner containers, why not repurpose them? I’m always mixing my own conditioner recipes in random bowls around the house. This time, when I had a few empty containers just laying around, I decided to reuse the containers for my own homemade mixes. I cleaned the containers out and labeled them for my 2 most used concoctions, my #prepoo and #deepcondition Sometimes, my pre-poo and deep conditioner recipes change, depending on...
August 15, 2015
Yesterday was my second time rocking a Curlformer set. The results were very similar to my first use. To shorten drying time, I used lighter products, but I also added a light gel on top of my styler for better hold results. When you first take off the rollers, the curls are very uniform, and, in my opinion and depending on how large your sections are, they can be worn without/ with minimal separation. However, I am obsessed with...
August 8, 2015
Recently, I have been trying to initiate a better, healthier growth pattern for my hair and have been exploring ways to increase my hair growth rate. Let's talk about what I've found out.
July 26, 2015
Here are some styles I rocked with my recent install of senegalese twists.